This is a brand new product to me, and to Shawnee Moon [at least in my known history of Shawnee Moon] and is featured in our 2016 Healthiest You product launch. But I came across this formula in Victoria’s recipe book and herbal research notes. It was a simple list of herbs and she titled it, “Tropical Trim”, with the only note beside it being “appetite suppressant“. Well, if that isn’t intriguing, then I don’t know what is. So I dug into the herbs a bit that were in the list and wanted to share here what I found!
We did a 20 day study with 5 participants. It was all women who participated, between ages 20 – 70. This experiment stretched over Thanksgiving holiday and the participants were encouraged to not change anything else about their daily habits, but keep track of their hunger by a sliding scale every day. Some in the study were asked to take the product 20-30 mins before a meal and the others were asked to take 2-3 servings once a day. Here are some of the comments:
First time I’ve ever made it through thanksgiving without gaining weight!!! The biggest positive is that I’ve lost a couple pounds without changing much of anything!! I feel fuller at meals with less food, more overall energy & I seem to be eating more regularly. Kerry my honest opinion at this point is it’s a keeper, not a miracle cure for instant thinness but most definitely a pretty reliable aid. I have all my notes & will send to you after day 20. Thank you for letting me participate in this study!!!!! – R.B.
I am done. No more pages to fill out. I think I lost about 5 lbs. It did suppress my appetite. But you have to be willing to adapt. I was willing and it helped me to eat less. Taking it before meals was good for me. Missed a few doses, but not many. One bottle lasted me about 2 weeks and I was taking about 17 drops, or so straight from the bottle or in an ounce of water. – C.P.
I think it has helped. I mean, I still get hungry, but normally I eat lunch around noon, and then have a snack around 3-4 before dinner. But I have been skipping my snack sometimes. – A.J.
Yes. I completed it Sunday. I will get the papers to you asap. It’s hard to say if it worked. I think it did….I’ll explain more later. – S.P.
Sometimes I took it when I was starting to get hungry in the morning, then I’d go ahead and take my shower, do what I needed to be ready for the day, and be out the door before I realized I hadn’t eaten! That is not like me! I have been crazy busy this week and forgot to take it at all. Tonight we had pizza for dinner, I bought ice cream and indulged, and now I’m sitting here craving potato chips! I think it was helping curb my cravings as well as my appetite. I started taking the KAP Off around the same time I started the Tropical Trim, and since then I have also noticed that my hair doesn’t seem as brittle and my nails are really hard! Both things unusual for me. And I’m back on them diligently cause I don’t want those unhealthy cravings anymore!!! – D.B.
I am so grateful to all the ladies who participated and took the time to make sure they kept notes for the study! It was fun, and I hope you enjoyed reading about the results!
Thanks for reading!
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://shawneemoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Kerry.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Kerry Brock, Certified Herbalist and owner at Shawnee Moon, is a researcher of plants, an eater of herbs, a drinker of coffee and a formulator of remedies. She keeps busy trying out pinterest diy’s and often failing at cooking in her backwoods home in rural southeast Missouri with her fantastic husband, Davy, two dogs, an assortment of cats and a unbelievably supportive family near by.[/author_info] [/author]
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Sources and continued reading:
Prescription for Nutritional Healing James & Phyllis Balch, Weiner’s Herbal Michael Weiner, The New Age Herbalist Richard Mabey The Way of Herbs Michael Tierra, The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine Daniel Mowery, Earl Mindell’s Herb Bible Earl Mindell, Victoria Fortner, The School of Natural Healing Dr. John Christopher, Back to Eden Jethro Kloss, The Complete Medicinal Herbal Penelope Ody, A Modern Herbal Mrs. M. Greieve, The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal David Hoffmann, The Green Pharmacy James A. Duke, Ph.D., 20,000 Secrets of Tea Victoria Zak, The Herb Book John Lust, Various informative websites containing herbal and health information, including Wikipedia.